All posts in New Brunswick

May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

Open letter: Increase social assistance rates in New Brunswick

May 23, 2019, by NB Common Front for Social Justice

The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice and 48 other organizations, including the NB Media Co-op, are calling on the province of New Brunswi ...

Open letter: Labour council presidents across Canada #UniteAgainstRacism

May 22, 2019, by Migrant Rights Network

Kevin Smallwood, President with the Fredericton Labour District Council, is among the early endorsers of an open letter by labour council presidents s ...

Doctor: Support removal of remaining restrictions on abortion access in New Brunswick

May 22, 2019, by Dr. Adrian Edgar

Hi everyone,  We’ve been battling to get restrictions on abortion access in New Brunswick repealed for the last five years. After a whole l ...

  • An obituary for Peter deMarsh
    May 16, 2019, by Family of Peter deMarsh

    PETER GRANT deMARSH September 28, 1949 – March 10, 2019 We mourn the loss of our beloved Peter, whose life was tragically lost, along with 156 other souls, in the […]

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • The Winnipeg General Strike at 100
    May 15, 2019, by David Frank

    It is the most famous single event in Canadian labour history. For six weeks in the spring of 1919, some 30,000 workers in Winnipeg went out on a general strike […]

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • David Perley: A vision for Indigenous university education [video]
    May 7, 2019, by David Perley, Tracy Glynn, Shanthi Bell, Susan O'Donnell

    David Perley, director of the University of New Brunswick Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) discusses how he and his team at the MWC developed a vision for Indigenous university education. This video […]

  • May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving
    May 3, 2019, by Gregory M. Cook

    Irving Town, better known as Port City Saint John, was host to more than 100 people on the first day of May 2019 for a traditional celebration of spring’s natural […]

  • Mourning for workers who died on the job in New Brunswick
    April 28, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Family, friends, co-workers, union members and politicians came together on Sunday, April 28 at ceremonies across New Brunswick for the Day of Mourning. On the flooded Fredericton waterfront near the […]

  • The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster’s fallout
    April 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    During Earth Week, talk of oil, pipelines, trains and community and environmental tragedy filled Conserver House. As the original location of the Fredericton Public Library succumbed to the flood waters […]

  • Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton
    April 25, 2019, by Mayworks Fredericton

    Artists and workers invite all to celebrate the fifth annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Fredericton on unceded Wolastoq territory. This year’s festival, that runs from […]

  • Home Made Visible films presented in Fredericton
    April 14, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Local filmmaker Lisa Jodoin hosted the screening of six striking short films at the Fredericton Public Library on April 14. The shorts were created during the collaborative project led by […]

  • CUPE keeps the pressure on the Higgs government
    April 12, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    CUPE members are keeping up their protest against the government’s attempt to remove their rights. About 500 CUPE members came out in force outside government buildings on King St. in […]

  • Keyaira Gruben on motherhood and education [video]
    April 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    In 2018 Keyaira Gruben, a Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work student at St. Thomas University (STU) in Fredericton, filed a human rights complaint against the university for no longer allowing […]

  • Gathering to galvanize Atlantic activism
    April 4, 2019, by Shannon Neufeldt

    Kenn Stright can pinpoint the day he became an activist. He was a young Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia at Waywayseecappo First Nation in Southwestern Manitoba. A few years into […]

  • It’s membership month at the NB Media Co-op
    April 2, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    Dear Friends, Members and Supporters of the NB Media Co-op, As a new season approaches, help us spring forward as we reach our 10-year anniversary of producing independent media in […]

  • A critical analysis of the PC budget for Social Development
    April 1, 2019, by Jean-Claude Basque

    In a letter published in the Telegraph-Journal, Dorothy Shephard, New Brunswick’s Minister of Social Development, said that some of us are not comparing apples and apples when we analyze the […]